Yazid Gray has been described as “a vocal chameleon” (Seen and Heard International) with “a baritone voice of fine quality and warmth” (onStage Pittsburgh). Mr. Gray recently finished a summer with The Glimmerglass Festival as a young artist where he sang Le Dancäire in Carmen, Baloo in the world premiere of The Jungle Book (Sankaram/Rourke), and covered the role of Cedric/Matteo in the world premiere of Tenor Overboard (Rossini/Ludwig). He is a former Resident Artist with Pittsburgh Opera where he performed The Woodcutter/The Outlaw in the world premiere of In a Grove (Cerrone/Fleischmann), Le Dancäire in Carmen, Policeman #3 in Blue, and Second Priest in The Magic Flute in their 2021/22 season. In 2022–2023, Mr. Gray made his debut as Homecoming Soldier in The Falling and the Rising with Intermountain Bozeman Opera and will make his debut with Madison Opera as Sam in Trouble in Tahiti.
In summer 2021, Mr. Gray performed with Chautauqua Opera as an apprentice artist where he appeared as the baritone soloist in As the Cosi Crumbles: A Company Developed Piece. In Pittsburgh Opera’s 2020/21 season, he performed in all four mainstage productions which included Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Soldier in David T. Little’s Soldier Songs, Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, and Athamas in Semele.
During the summer of 2020, Mr. Gray participated as a featured young artist in Chautauqua Opera’s digital season and in 2019, he made his debut with the company singing Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia.